Tag Archives: airway

Airway Strategery

Scott Weingart from EMCRIT guest stars in this episode to discuss his approach to two challenging airway cases. The common theme is ketamine and semi-awake intubation (or at least maintaining breathing while inserting the laryngoscope). http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/2_tough_airway_cases.output.mp3 Direct download   Mentioned in this episode Rapid sequence awake intubation Rapid Sequence Awake Intubation by EMCRIT Use something …

Angioedema

Does anything work to reverse angioedema? If it’s hereditary, then icatibant may do the trick. Otherwise, there’s not much out there. Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) has it’s place in angioedema lore as something that works, but the evidence in its favor is a series of case reports. Emergency physician and angioedema researcher Gentry Wilkerson gives …

Psychology of the Difficult Airway

Rich Levitan, pioneer in airway management, talks about operator stress response in the difficult airway. Referenced in this discussion: The laryngeal handshake,  books On Combat and Warrior Mindset. Rich offers several courses including the one of a kind Practical Emergency Airway Management Course and the Advanced Airway Endoscopy Course in Yellowstone. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Psychology_of_the_difficult_airway.output.mp3 Direct Download This Podcast Interested in a …

Did video kill the radio star?

Video laryngoscopy has changed the game in in airway management, but has it made direct laryngoscopy obsolete? Anand “The Swami” Swaminathan joins Ercast to discuss the controversy and share some of his research. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/_video_killed_the_radio_star.output.mp3 Direct Download Links Discussed in this episode EM Lyceum EM Basic What’s the best bottled cold brew coffee?